The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 99 88 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.36% 0.38% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.52% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 7
Average salary £34,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.36% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
939 765 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.69% 73.21% 77.29%
Number of salaries quoted 812 648 581
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 1 £55,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SaaS
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) NUnit
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) IIS
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 3 (33.33%) NUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Software Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP